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Kenyan Marius Kimutai wins Ljubljana Marathon

Ljubljana, 29 October - Kenyan Marius Kimutai won the 22nd Ljubljana Marathon with the time of 2:08:33 on Sunday. The Kenyan fell 14 seconds short of beating the record of the track in the windy weather. Kimutai's compatriots Solomon Kirwa Yego (2:09:36) and Albert Korir (2:10:35) were second and third, respectively.

Ljubljana
The 22nd Ljubljana Marathon.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

Ljubljana
The 22nd Ljubljana Marathon.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

Ljubljana
The 22nd Ljubljana Marathon.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

Ljubljana
The 22nd Ljubljana Marathon.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

Ljubljana
The start of the 22nd Ljubljana Marathon.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

Ljubljana
The 22nd Ljubljana Marathon.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

Ljubljana
The 22nd Ljubljana Marathon.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

Ljubljana
The 22nd Ljubljana Marathon.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

Ljubljana
The 22nd Ljubljana Marathon.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

Ljubljana
The 22nd Ljubljana Marathon.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

Ljubljana
The 22nd Ljubljana Marathon.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

Ljubljana
The 22nd Ljubljana Marathon.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

Ethiopian Shuko Genemo Wote finished the 42-km race with the time of 2:27:02, crossing the finish line as the fastest woman today. She was followed by Kenyans Purity Jebichii Changwony (2:27:52) in second and Jane Jelagat Seurey (2:28:05) in third place.

Slovenians fared better in the half-marathon, with Rok Puhar, a member of the national team, running the track in 1:08:17. Australian Michael Marantelli (1:09:09) was second and Slovenian Jan Brešan (1:09:37) third.

Among women, Hungarian Fruzsina Bakonyi was the fastest (1:22:38), followed by Slovenian Klara Ljubi (1:22:49) and Serbian Biljana Cvijanović (1:24:00).

The 10-km race was dominated by Slovenians, with Jan Kokalj (32:21) taking the first place overall and Maruša Mišmaš (33:57) the first place among women.

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